Asia Captive Review Awards 2018

Recognising and rewarding exceptional providers of captive insurance products and services.
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WELCOME TO THE ASIA CAPTIVE REVIEW AWARDS 2018

The first Asia Captive Review Awards will recognise and reward those providers of captive insurance products and services, who have outperformed their competitors and demonstrated the highest levels of excellence over the past 12 months.

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2018 WINNERS

CategoryWinnerHighly Commended
Acturial Firm EY  
Broker of the Year AFR Asia Pacific Limited MIT Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd
Captive Consultant Willis Towers Watson  
Captive Tax Specialist Deloitte  
Rising Star Kelvin Wu, Group Senior Manager, Risk Management & Insurance, International SOS  
Employee Benefits Specialist Generali Employee Benefits  
Law Firm HFW  
(Re)Insurance Company AIG Zurich
Captive Professional Shiwei Jin, Global Program & Captive Regional Director, Asia, XL Catlin  
Captive Innovation Award Aon Captive & Insurance Management Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Asian Domicile Labuan IBFC  
Non-Asian Domicile Guernsey  
Captive Owner Initiative International SOS  
Captive Manager of the Year Marsh Captive Solutions  
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual Raziyah Yahya  

 

View the full story on the Asia Captive Review Winners, here.

2018 SHORTLIST


Category                                                                                                                   Company                                                                                      
   
Actuarial Firm Deloitte
  EY 
  KPMG
 

Nicholas Actuarial Solutions

 

 

Broker of the Year AFR Asia Pacific Limited
  Hub Risk Solutions Limited
 

MIT Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd

   
Captive Consultant Aon Captive & Insurance Management 
  Marsh Captive Solutions
  Willis Towers Watson
   
Captive Owner Initiative International SOS
  Petronas
   
Captive Professional Farah Jaafar-Crossby, Chief Executive Officer, Labuan IBFC
  George McGhie, Managing Director - Captive Practice, Willis Towers Watson
  George Ong, General Manager, Aon
  Sean Welsch, Head of Captive Management & Business Development, Zurich Commercial Insurance
  Shiwei Jin, Global Program & Captive Regional Director, Asia, XL Catlin
   
Captive Tax Specialist Crowe Malaysia
  Deloitte
  EY
   
Employee Benefits Specialist Generali Employee Benefits
  MAXIS GBN
  Willis Towers Watson
   
Law Firm Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong
  HFW 
  Kennedy's Law
   
(Re)Insurance Company AIG
  XL Catlin
  Zurich 
   
Rising Star Kelvin Wu, Group Senior Manager, Risk Management & Insurance, International SOS
  Loh Veng Hoong, Senior Structurer Innovative Risk Solutions, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
   
Captive Manager of the Year AIG
  Aon Captive & Insurance Management
  Brighton Management Limited
  JLT Insurance Management
  Labuan Insurance Management
  Marsh Captive Solutions
  Willis Towers Watson
   
Asian Domicile Cook Islands 
  Labuan IBFC 
  Micronesia
  Singapore 
  Vanuatu
   
Non-Asian Domicile British Virgin Islands 
  Delaware
  Gibraltar
  Guernsey
  Hawaii
   
Captive Innovation Award Aon Captive & Insurance Management
  Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  Willis Towers Watson
   
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual Winner to be announced on the night
   

CATEGORIES

ASIA CAPTIVE REVIEW AWARDS 2018
Actuarial Firm

Open to all actuarial firms or internal divisions serving the Asian captive market. The award looks at firms who demonstrate excellent service, meeting clients’ needs and satisfaction. Judges will be looking for companies whose customers hold in high regard their loss reserving, risk modelling, business planning, forecasting and the development of early warning systems. Specific contributions to professional organisations and specific mention of participation in discussions with regulators to support (or resist) regulatory developments will also be considered.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Captive Manager of the Year

This award is open to all captive management firms who currently manage business for Asian parent companies. Awarding excellence in all areas of captive management we are looking for evidence of business growth by revenue and client numbers, service offering, and above all client satisfaction. Judges will look for applicants to demonstrate their diverse product offering and solution based services, advanced use of technology, accessibility for clients and initiatives developed or implemented during the judging period. Client testimonials are encouraged.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Captive Owner Initiative

Open to any Asian-owned captive that has implemented a new programme, or structure in the past 18 months. Submissions must clearly demonstrate why the captive’s initiative is innovative, ground-breaking and/or creating significant value. Captive owners are able to nominate themselves, while managers or other service providers are also welcome to nominate clients. Alternatively, a manager and owner can make a joint submission. The award, however, will go to the captive owner.

This category will be judged by our of our Captive Industry Panel.

Captive Professional

This professional will have excelled in his or her field during the 12 month judging period. Their work will demonstrate innovation, forward thinking and a strong commitment to the Asian captive insurance industry. The individual may nominate themselves or be nominated by their organization or peer.

This category will be judged by our Captive Industry Panel.

Captive Risk Manager of the Year

Open to all risk managers at Asian captive owning organisations, this award will recognise an individual who has promoted the captive internally to colleagues and put in place programmes that have, or will, create greater value to their employer. Judges will be looking for examples of innovation, commitment to captive utilisation and an ability to place the captive at the heart of a joined up risk management strategy.

This category will be judged by our Captive Industry Panel.

Captive Tax Specialist

Open to all tax attorneys or tax advisory firms servicing Asian-owned captives and their parents. The judges will look for excellence in technical tax advice, tax reviews and compliance and a deep understanding of the captive landscape and unique tax challenges it faces. Use of software products and capabilities will also be considered by our judges.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Collateral Service Provider

This award is open to collateral providers offering Letter of Credit and Trust products. The focus is on customer care, client relations, tailoring services to the client’s needs and accessibility. Judges will look for the breadth of service offering and the efficiencies and benefits the client has achieved by working with the applicant. Evidence of business growth and increase of market share is also an important factor for our judges to understand. Client testimonials are encouraged for this category.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Employee Benefits Specialist

This consultant can come from the actuarial, broker, pooling, fronting or legal side of Asia's employee benefits ecosystem. They should demonstrate a clear specialism in the area of employee benefits and an ability to work with clients in either the design and implementation of a captive-backed employee benefits programmes and/or the ongoing management and servicing of an employee benefits programme. Detailed examples of projects completed during the judging period and client testimonials are encouraged.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Investment Management

Open to asset managers and investment advisors. This award will be presented to the firm that best exhibits unrivalled customer care and innovation. A clear understanding of clients’ specific and unique requirements should be communicated, while new and/or unique products will be looked upon favourably. Client testimonials are encouraged for this category.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

New Captive Formation

Open to any Asian owned captive formation in the past 18 months. Submissions should explain the rationale and need for the captive and the benefits it is projected to bring to the parent. Captive owners are able to nominate themselves, while managers or other service providers are also welcome to nominate clients. Alternatively, a manager and owner can make a joint submission. The award, however, will go to the captive owner.

This category will be judged by our Captive Industry Panel.

Law Firm

Open to any law firm serving Asian captive owners. The award recognises contributions to the captive market through legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision and business winning client care. Specific contributions such as participation in discussions with regulators to support (or resist) regulatory developments should be cited in your submission. The judges will also be keen to see case studies and/or client testimonials.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual

The winner of this special award will be presented to an individual who has made extraordinary contribution to the success and growth of the Asian captive industry through their illustrious career. The individual may nominate themselves or be nominated by their organization or peer.

This category will be judged by our Captive Industry Panel.

(Re)Insurance Company

Open to all insurance and reinsurance companies by providing services to Asian-owned captives. The judges will be looking for entrants to display a wide range of services and functions available to their clients, as well as an appetite for problem solving. Alternatively, submissions can focus on one core strength or innovation that sets them apart from their peers. Case studies and/or client testimonials are encouraged.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Rising Star

This category will recognise a younger professional (under 35 years old) working in the Asian captive industry, either for an insured that owns a captive or for a service provider. The individual will have made a strong impression within their own company or impressed in their work and interaction with clients. The winner will have demonstrated a passion for captive insurance and ambition to make a lasting impact on the alternative risk industry.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Captive Consultant

This category is open to any firm offering captive consultancy services to captive owners and prospective owners. Judges will be looking for examples and case studies of effective consultancy work such as captive re-structuring, programme design, feasibility studies and efficiency drives.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Asian Domicile

This category is open to Asian captive domiciles. Judges are looking for evidence of the highest standards of regulation, accessibility, insured care and efficiency. Innovation in regulatory acts passed during the official judging period, the number of new formations and growth in premium written, will also be considered. Domiciles that have an active association and local infrastructure that is committed to promoting captive business will also be rewarded.

This category will be judged by all judges - from both the Captive Owner and Captive Industry Panel.

Non-Asian Domicile

This category is open to all domiciles, outside of Asia, that currently serve Asian owned captives. Judges are looking for evidence of the highest standards of regulation, accessibility, insured care and efficiency. Innovation in regulatory acts passed during the official judging period, the number of new formations and growth in premium written, will also be considered. Domiciles that demonstrate an active commitment to the region and developing captive business in Asia will be rewarded.

This category will be judged by all judges - from both the Captive Owner and Captive Industry Panel.

Captive Innovation Award

This award is open to all service providers and will recognize those firms that have a proven track record of bringing new ideas, working practices and products to the captive insurance industry. Submissions will demonstrate how innovation has been executed in practice during the 12-month judging period. Case studies and testimonials are encouraged.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

Accounting Firm

Open to all accounting firms serving Asian parented captives. Judges will pay particular attention to examples of efficiencies in areas such as GAAP, stat. auditing & tax reporting. They will also look for firms that can show a clear understanding of their client’s specific and unique requirement.

This category will be judged by one of our Captive Owner Panels.

ENTRY RULES

When entering the 2018 Awards, please read through the following criteria for your chosen category(ies), which explain what the judging panel will be looking for when they judge the entries and select the winners. 

All entry forms should be submitted by the final deadline on Friday, 1 June 2018, 5:00pm EST.

The awards will be publicised internationally in the general and captive insurance media. All awards finalists will be honoured — and the winners announced at the dinner event on Wednesday 1 August 2018 at the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur.

The Awards are FREE to enter, and you can enter as many categories as relevant to you and your business. The shortlist will be announced in June 2018.

JUDGING

The judges will be judging performance from 1 May 2017 – 30 April 2018.

The judging process is rigorous and thorough to ensure that all entries receive full consideration and that the true winners are chosen.

Judges will take part in judging conference calls online surveys to decide the winners, and provide comments and rationale for their choices. Judges’ comments on each winner will be published after they are announced.

Judges have discretionary power to move submissions into alternative categories they think more suitable. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep information about entries and the final winners confidential.

THE JUDGING PANEL

The judges are carefully selected for their wealth of experience and expertise, as well as their absence of conflicts of interest. 

PLEASE NOTE: Judges do not judge any categories that their company has been entered in and are obliged to declare they have no conflicts of interest prior to judging.

The judges will be announced shortly.

EVENT INFO

The Asia Captive Review Awards will take place on Wednesday 1 August 2018 at the Le Méridien, Kuala Lumpur.

Timings

1830 Welcome drinks reception
1930 Three course dinner
2130 Awards Ceremony
2145 Post Awards Networking
2230 Event close

Venue Information

Le Méridien
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2263 7888

Dress code

Smart business wear.

Map and directions to venue

HOST

ALVIN ANTHONS

 

The inaugural Asia Captive Review Awards will be hosted by Alvin Anthons

Alvin is a professional emcee, having been in the industry for the past 22 years. He has hosted numerous events and prestigious shows, be it award ceremonies, conferences, beauty pageants and gala dinners.

Alvin is also a TV personality having hosted his own talk show on a primetime slot on National TV for three seasons. Most recently, he added 'recording artist' to his list of accomplishments with the release of his debut Malay album, distributed by Warner Music Malaysia.

Besides performing and entertaining guests from organisations within Malaysia, Alvin has also been invited to host various events in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Japan and many more.

TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP

HOW TO ATTEND THE AWARDS

Ticket prices for the 2018 Awards include a table at the ceremony, drinks reception and three-course dinner.

 

HOW TO SPONSOR THE 2018 AWARDS

Sponsoring the Asia Captive Review Awards 2018 gives you a unique opportunity to:

  • Raise your company profile among the Asian captive insurance industry
  • Benefit from excellent networking with key decision-makers
  • Gain fantastic brand exposure across a variety of marketing media and Captive Review readers
  • Position your company as a key player in the captive insurance industry

To find out more about booking a table or sponsoring the 2018 Awards, please contact:

Nick Morgan
Publishing Director
+44 (0) 2078326635
N.Morgan@pageantmedia.com

THE ASIAN CAPTIVE CONFERENCE 2018

The Asian Captive Conference will be returning for its second year on August 1-2, 2018. The conference is dedicated to the development of self-insurance in the region and is a collaboration between Labuan International Business and Financial Centre and the Labuan International Insurance Association.

This year's conference themed "Challenges of Self-Insurance: Transparency and Digital Disruption" aims to highlight the challenges and disruptors risk managers are facing from technology. At the same time, risk managers are also required to meet the growing demands of tax transparency and substance brought about by multilateral organisations and Regulators. The conference is expected to share the best practices and strategies relating to various self-insurance models, risk retention approaches and domicile selection adopted by multinational companies and industry professionals. In addition, there will be a dedicated presentation on Protected Cell Companies.

To register and for more information, please visit www.theasiancaptiveconference.com.

BRG

CONTACT US

Entry Enquiries

Sophie Shrubsole
Publishing Executive

s.shrubsole@captivereview.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6636

General event enquiries

Alina Makarova
Deputy Head of Events

a.makarova@pageantmedia.com

+44 (0)20 7832 6640

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